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I am googable therefore, _I Am_

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Mauro-Flude, MN, I am googable therefore, _I Am_, CAST Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

Abstract

"You know when you can't find someone on Google that they're fucking boring." http://twitter.com/#!/@heil_kitty26/04/11 10:46 PM This self-portrait refers to the solipsistic behavior inspired by regular Internet use. It is common to look out into this void almost as if it were a mirror to reassure that 'we' exist. Like @heil_kittty's quote belies, it is often the case that people look out from themselves into this void, almost as if it were mirror to know themselves and others. Indeed it is buffer and in a sense a type of boundary object that divides the line between ourselves and others, but absent are the palpable qualities of tacit human relation. In a sense this action is a self-erasure or a vanity apocalypse. Unfolding, or so it seems at the moment prevalent, is a strange sort of vanity based on 'Identity','Image' & 'high-end' graphics, which in our interaction with them we find ourselves becoming more and more removed from actual _living human organism_.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Research Division:Studies in Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual Arts and Crafts
Research Field:Performance and Installation Art
Objective Division:Cultural Understanding
Objective Group:Arts and Leisure
Objective Field:The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Author:Mauro-Flude, MN (Dr Nancy Mauro-Flude)
ID Code:71356
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2011-07-14
Last Modified:2014-11-26
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